Even though Apple and Samsung seem to be ready to bury the hatchet outside the US, it doesn’t seem like the American battle between them will be ending any time soon.
Apple is planning on appealing the decision made this week by the judge. The judge basically denied Apple’s request for a court order than bans any sales of Samsung’s gadgets that infringe Apple’s patents. The Cupertino tech giant is insisting the court stop the South Korean tech tycoon from selling a list of products including the Galaxy SIII in America.
This order would be relevant to all Samsung devices that was found to have infringed Apple’s patents by a jury back in May. In that trial, Apple was awarded just $119.6 million in damages. This was way below the original $2 billion the company had requested.
Apple released a statement explaining that it would appeal Judge Lucy Koh’s order to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in Washington, D.C. Judge Koh denied the original request because Apple was not able to show that they would “suffer irreparable damage to its reputation as an innovator.”
It’ll be interesting to see where this goes. Check in with us regularly for the latest news as we’re following this story as it unfolds.